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How to control your kids music on their ipods

I have four kids. Two of them are old enough (4 and 5) for ipods (I guess) and have recently each received one thanks to their very generous grandma....

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Having a Firewall is Important

A what? Firewall. If you’re a PC user you have antivirus (or at least you should) and you probably even have spyware protection. Well good for you. But have...

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PC Killed by Fake Anti-Virus? Get Help.

In these times, I’m glad to have a Mac. There’s a certain virus going around and it’s really good. It gets the best of people- and you usually don’t...

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Your Service is not Needed

Today I needed to delete a service in Windows XP because on this PC there were remains of an old virus- good ‘ol _qbot. Even though you can disable...

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Don’t Be Fooled by an Apparent Virus

A quick post… In light of all the media this conflicker worm is getting, doomed to hit PCs everywhere starting tomorrow, please be advised. If this IS a real...

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Peek-a-Boo! I See You! Hidden Files

Sometimes you just need to see everything. Luckily, you don’t need a special pair of hi-tech glasses to see every file on your computer. Viewing hidden files on Windows...

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Steady As She Goes: Windows User Control

Windows Only: The last two days I have spent most of my time setting up the tech bar at a local coffee shop. This gourmet beverage delivering company hosts...

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Anti-Hassle Anti-Virus

Nearly every new Windows PC gets shipped with some sort of Anti-Virus software, usually it’s the memory sucking ‘Norton Suite,’ and it’s plagued with a 60 or 90 day...

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